St. John’s Newfoundland

June 2012: The phrase “Jelly Bean Row” has been coined to describe the brightly painted wood framed houses of St. John’s, Newfoundland.  The question “Why are the houses brightly painted?” has over the years been answered with the responses: “so that fishermen could find their homes in the fog“, or  “it was a way for the locals to thumb their noses at the constant fog“.   Actually when I looked for a more reasonable answer, it appears in 1977 St. John’s Heritage Foundation had a pilot program to revitalize the downtown heritage row houses.  It worked.

14-st. john's14-St Johns Newfoundland

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